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DoD to prototype commercial hybrid conversion kits for tactical vehicles; XL Fleet and Volta Power

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The US Army’s Project Manager Transportation Systems (PM TS), part of Program Executive Office for Combat Support & Combat Service Support (PEO CS&CSS), has partnered with the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) to prototype a hybrid conversion kit for tactical vehicles. This challenge and opportunity are not unique to the military.

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Galp and Northvolt select Setúbal for Aurora advanced lithium conversion unit

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Galp and Northvolt selected the port city of Setúbal, Portugal (southeast of Lisbon on the northern bank of the Sado River estuary) as the location for their Aurora lithium conversion plant ( earlier post ), which aims to become a steppingstone for the development of an integrated lithium-battery value-chain in Europe.

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VOLVO CE expands mid-size electric offering with L120H electric conversion

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Developed in conjunction with partners—Parker Hannifin and converted by Volvo Group’s own CE Engineering Solutions—the 20-ton L120H Electric Conversion will be commercially available for selected customers in Europe during 2023. The L120H Electric Conversion will be available this year for selected customers in Europe.

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Blue Biofuels achieves full conversion (99%+) of cellulosic material to sugars on repeatable basis

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reports that it has achieved full conversion ( 99% + ) of king grass cellulosic material to water soluble sugars on a repeatable basis. This conversion occurs with a reaction time of less than one minute. Full conversion is the most efficient use of the feedstock possible and exceeds earlier projections. Blue Biofuels, Inc.

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Aberdeen awards ULEMCo contract for 35 hydrogen dual-fuel utility vehicle conversions

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ULEMCo has been awarded a major fleet-wide contract by Aberdeen City Council (ACC) for its hydrogen dual-fuel utility vehicle conversions. This new order, part of a Fleetwide Conversion commitment, includes further refuse collection vehicles and road sweepers, but also a wide variety of other utility trucks including tippers and tractors.

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Three-part catalyst study advances conversion of CO2 to ethanol

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The efficient conversion of carbon dioxide, a major air pollutant, into ethanol or higher alcohols is a big challenge in heterogeneous catalysis, generating great interest in both basic scientific research and commercial applications. The key to this is the well-tuned interplay between the cesium, copper, and zinc oxide sites.

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TREMEC acquires Electric GT, advancing offerings in the turn-key ICE-to-BEV conversion market

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TREMEC, a subsidiary of KUO , has acquired Electric GT , a provider of plug-and-play EV conversion systems. The acquisition will enable TREMEC to strengthen its product offerings in the rapidly growing ICE-to-BEV vehicle conversion market.